chorda tendinea

[ kawr-duhten-din-ee-uh ]

noun,plural chor·dae ten·din·e·ae [kawr-dee ten-din-ee-ee]. /ˈkɔr di tɛnˈdɪn iˌi/. Anatomy.
  1. any of the tendons extending from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves and preventing the valves from moving into the atria during ventricular contraction.

Origin of chorda tendinea

1800–10; <New Latin: tendinous cord

Words Nearby chorda tendinea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024